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Mr. Atkinson from Brownsville TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Palomitas Perfect Flight

Help me give my students a chance to achieve perfect attendance, read every single day and be motivated by a nutritious snack.

  • $577 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are very good students who love their school and teachers. They smile and hug because they feel appreciated. They come primarily from extended family Hispanic households rich in diversity and complexity. Students thrive despite the challenges associated with low income families. Their families love them and always want to provide more. These students bring a rich variety of cultural influences and are proud of their heritage. They are not ready to give up and gladly face the struggle to survive and readily give more when challenged.

My Project

We are seeking to replace a broken popcorn machine. Palomitas Perfect Flight is a story about a paloma (dove) who doesn’t always fly straight to school. Palomitas Perfect Flight is an allegory to coming to school every single day to achieve perfect attendance. We at our Elementary are seeking to meet our perfect attendance goal of 98%. Perfect attendance provides optimum educational opportunity. Incentives are commonly used but can be expensive. Popcorn is a viable method to promote attendance and provide a healthy treat at no cost to the palomitas (children). We believe that the treat will bring smiles and increase attendance.

Mr. Atkinson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
6210 Great Northern Pop Heaven Commercial Quality Popcorn Popper Machine, 12 Ounce • Amazon Business $253.00 1 $253.00
4113 Great Northern Popcorn Premium 10 Ounce Popcorn Portion Packs Cinema, Case of 24 • Amazon Business $39.99 5 $199.95

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